Garden State Dental of Roselle Park
236 East Westfield Avenue, Roselle Park, NJ 07204
We have pediatric dentists with additional training in treating young patients with special needs, and general dentists who see children. Both have experience in explaining good oral hygiene practices and preventing dental disease with a variety of treatments. Our dentists are kind, gentle and skillful at putting children and their parents at ease.
We recommend that you make an appointment for your child when he or she turns one year old. As soon as your child gets a tooth, that tooth is at risk for decay. We would like to meet your child before he or she needs a dentist to treat a cavity so we can do our best to prevent one from occurring. If your child is approaching his or her first birthday and you’ve been telling your friends, “I’m looking for the best children’s dentist near me,” please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Your child will most likely have fun during a dental appointment at our office. He or she will sit in your lap and one of our dentists will check the teeth that have emerged. The appointment is also for parents to ask questions and to learn how to keep their child’s teeth clean and healthy. It also gets children familiar with dentists and dental offices so they won’t be afraid when they are older. Our dentists are very gentle with our young patients.
We offer a wide range of services, including exams and preventive treatments, such as sealants, to protect kids’ teeth from decay. Examples of typical dentistry for children includes:
Your baby may start teething anywhere from four months to one year old, although the average onset is at six months. If your baby does not have at least one tooth at 12 months, bring them in for an exam anyway to ensure that there are no problems. By age three, your child will probably have all of the baby teeth.
Most children have a full set of adult teeth by age 12 or 13, with the exception of their wisdom teeth. The process starts at around age six and the baby teeth will fall out in the order they appeared. Adult teeth should erupt about two or three weeks after the baby tooth falls out. If the permanent tooth takes too long to appear, the other teeth may shift to fill in the gap. If no adult tooth emerges, please call our office and request an appointment.
A number of things can cause a toothache. Sometimes a tooth hurts when it is emerging, especially a molar, or your child may have a popcorn kernel stuck between their teeth. If the pain persists, they may have a cavity or gum infection. Don’t hesitate to call our office, especially if your child has swollen gums or they can point to a specific tooth that’s causing them trouble. Our dentist will diagnose the problem and treat it.
Please contact our office if you need a children’s dentist in Roselle Park. We welcome new patients.